Misdemeanor

Franklin County, Ohio – OVI Penalties, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: OVI, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Result: At the arraignment, Client received an offer to serve 10 days in jail in exchange for his guilty. After turning down the offer, I pled my client not guilty and decided to continue negotiations with the assistant prosecutor assigned to the case.… read more

Vinton County, Ohio – Improper Use of a Firearm, Fifth Degree Felony

Charge: Improper Use of a Firearm, Fifth Degree Felony (maximum 12 months in jail and $2,500 fine), and Using Weapons While Intoxicated, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 18 days in jail and $1,000.00 fine). Facts: Client was seen sitting in his vehicle outside of a bar using his cell phone to contact a friend. A police officer approached… read more

Vinton County, Ohio – Resisting Arrest, Second Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Aggravated Menacing, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine), and Resisting Arrest, Second Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 90 days in jail and $750 fine). Facts: Police arrived at client’s home in response to a 911 call made by client’s oldest child who mistakenly believed that the client was hitting his wife.… read more

Champaign County, Ohio – Unauthorized Use of Property, Fourth Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Two counts of Aggravated Menacing, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine) and Unauthorized Use of Property, Fourth Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 30 days in jail and $250 fine). Facts: Client allegedly sent threatening text messages to his ex-girlfriend. Client also allegedly took money from his ex-girlfriend’s bank account without her permission.… read more

Franklin County, Ohio – Failure to Control, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Hit Skip, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Facts: Client was driving on a narrow two lane road at approximately 2:00 a.m. when she struck a rock at the end of a private drive. Client left the accident scene and managed to drive her car to the end of… read more

Franklin County, Ohio – Child Endangering, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Child Endangering, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Facts: Client was charged with Child Endangering after leaving her 2 year old and 4 year old children alone in the car for five minutes while she went into a store. The two children were strapped in their car seats, the car was… read more

Delaware County, Ohio – OVI, First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: OVI, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Facts: Client was pulled over for failure to obey a traffic device on U.S. Route 23 in Delaware, Ohio. Client allegedly failed field sobriety tests administered by a Trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Client was arrested and taken to the Delaware County… read more

Franklin County, Ohio – Hit Skip & First Degree Misdemeanor

Charge: Hit Skip, First Degree Misdemeanor (maximum 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine). Facts: Client was driving his vehicle on a four lane road in Columbus at approximately 9:00 p.m. when he crashed into the back of a car. The client hit the car so hard that it was pushed forward into two other vehicles.… read more